Impact of paper birch (Betula papyrifera) tree characteristics on lumber color, grade recovery, and lumber value.

@inproceedings{Drouin2010ImpactOP,
  title={Impact of paper birch (Betula papyrifera) tree characteristics on lumber color, grade recovery, and lumber value.},
  author={Myriam Drouin and Robert Beauregard and Isabelle Duchesne},
  year={2010}
}
The aim of this research is to assess the impact of paper birch (Betula papyrifera Marsh.) tree characteristics on wood color variability, grade recovery, and lumber value. Current results are based on 2,284 paper birch boards coming from 168 trees harvested in two different stands in Quebec, Canada. Results showed that tree diameter was the most important variable affecting board quality and value. Larger trees were associated with higher board quality and higher lumber value per tree. Lumber… CONTINUE READING